A LOCALISED lockdown has been enforced in Caerphilly - the first of its kind in Wales.

The lockdown, which comes into place from Tuesday, September 8 from 6pm, comes after 98 cases in the borough were announced in just the past seven days.

The lockdown follows the example from over the border, where England has seen localised lockdowns introduced in areas such as Manchester, Bolton and Leicester.

The lockdown means that people in the Caerphilly borough are not allowed to leave the borough unless there is a good reason or reasonable excuse for them to do so.

A "good reason" has been defined as for work, if you cannot work from home, or if you have care commitments.

Residents must not enter a shop without a face covering if aged over 11 unless they are part of the exempt category.

There can be no overnight stays in the borough, and people from the local authority now cannot meet others indoors - whether that is inside a pub, restaurant or other venue or at home. This includes people from the extended households or bubbles that were allowed during later parts of the Wales-wide lockdown.

However, pubs and schools will remain open during the lockdown.

A spike in coronavirus cases in the county has seen extra restrictions placed on the area.

Travel restrictions mean that you can only leave the borough for a good reason or with a reasonable excuse.

Health minister Vaughan Gething explained that these areas were not where transmission was happening, and therefore they would be allowed to remain open.